Reflexology

Reflexology,”means the stimulation of areas beneath the skin to improve the function of the whole body or of specific body areas away from the site of the stimulation” (Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, p.466). The theory of reflexology is that there are areas in the hands and feet that correlate with the major organs of […]

Do Chronic Sinus Problems Cause Headaches?

Many of us have had sinus related headaches, right?  You know, these are the headaches that hurt over the sinuses (above the eyes or in the cheek bones next to your nose) and, when you blow your nose, it’s not pretty!  Sinus infections often lead to sinus headaches – wouldn’t you say that’s a true […]

The Neck and Headache Connection

When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, more specifically, “…what part of the head hurts?” But, upon careful questioning of patients, we usually find some connection or correlation between neck pain and headaches. The key to this connection can be found in looking […]

Weekly Health Update: Monday, October 4th, 2010

Mental Attitude: Can’t Stop Thinking About Cigarettes. Blocking thoughts of cigarettes helps reduce smokers’ intake… at first. However, smokers soon experience a behavioral rebound, the phenomenon where trying not to think about something leads to an increase in the behavior. These findings have implications for individuals seeking to give up smoking, overeating, drinking and other […]